Our Leadership Team

Based in Hong Kong and Paris, Thymus Consulting provides its services primarily in Asia, where we have a strong pool of talent to drive or support your transformation projects. We can also assist companies worldwide thanks to strong experience in more than 50 countries in the last 30 years.

Through our extensive worldwide network and partnerships with other HR providers, we are able to bring subject matter experts on any HR or change management matter. We can build the best team for your specific needs in a matter of days, all working under Thymus Consulting.

If English is not the business language used in your company, we also speak Putonghua, Cantonese, French, and Spanish.


Olivier Maitre
Hong Kong

Olivier brings human capital solutions to complex business situations. He combines more than 20 years of experience as a senior HR executive across the globe and industries with 5 years as an Associate Partner in Change Management and People Strategy in Accenture.

Olivier has successfully handled major business reorganisations and change programs. He has initiated and led creative HR strategies to improve business performance. He has also developed an expertise as a People Advisor on M&A from pre-deal to post-merger integration, especially in Asia where he has resided for the past 10 years.



Helena Hou

Helena is a senior HR business partner who has worked for famous international companies in China for the last 20 years.

In Walmart, PepsiCo, or Carlsberg, Helena has experienced, led, and implemented large change and transformation programs. She’s at ease dealing with all types of business environments, from severe downturns to high-growth environments, and has adapted HR programs to fit business requirements.



Frank PotarD

Frank is a recognised international Compensation and Benefits (C&B) expert with a deep knowledge and understanding of Total Rewards and International Mobility. He has worked in multiple industries, including energy services, technical services, and financial services.

Frank has advised companies during due diligence and has designed and implemented global total rewards programs, including top executive compensation.



Katherine Chan
Hong Kong

Katherine is a seasoned HR Professional with more than 20 years of experience as an HR generalist with regional responsibilities. She has worked in Information Technology, Pharmaceutical, and FMCG industries.

Katherine has developed strong organisational effectiveness skills over the years, and possesses very strong HR knowledge and change management skills. She has a proven track record in HR Management programs, and knows how to work closely with multi-cultural leaders and teams.